World Cup 2023 Semi Final: India win toss and opt to bat first against New Zealand

India won the toss and opted to bat first against New Zealand in today’s match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Mumbai: India won the toss and opted to bat first against New Zealand in today’s match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Team India has been on a winning streak in the 2023 World Cup, securing their ninth consecutive victory. In a much-anticipated match against New Zealand at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday (November 15), fans might witness a rematch of the 2019 World Cup semifinal.

India is eager to avenge their loss in the 2019 semifinal, with key players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and others in excellent form. The inclusion of Mohammed Shami adds strength to the team’s lineup, raising expectations for a successful revenge against the Kiwis.

New Zealand has found a valuable asset in Rachin Ravindra, who stepped in for Kane Williamson. Despite Williamson’s return, the young all-rounder has proven himself, leading to Will Young’s replacement in the lineup.

Captain Kane Williamson emphasizes that New Zealand should not be underestimated, promising a tough competition against India.

In their ODI history, the two teams have clashed 117 times, with India winning 59 matches and New Zealand securing victory 50 times. In World Cup encounters, out of 10 matches, India has won 4, New Zealand 5, and one match ended in a draw. The stage is set for an exciting showdown between these cricket giants.

India Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand Playing XI:

Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

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